Breaffy

  • The public protest at Breaffy this Sunday, unanimously approved by Castlebar councillors earlier this week, is going ahead, according to the Cathaoirleach of Castlebar Municipal District councillor Michael Kilcoyne.

    Earlier today a member of the Breaffy Road Safety Group, a community group set up to insist that the speed limit through Breaffy village be reduced to 60 km per hour, told Midwest News that they had not organised Sunday’s protest, proposed by councillors.

    A public meeting is taking place this evening in Breaffy to look at the options that Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII)  is offering the community in terms of its long campaign to have the speed limit reduced.

    This evening’s meeting, being organised by the Breaffy Road Safety Group, takes place at 8pm in the hall of St John’s School.

    John Fahy a member of the group told Midwest News that tonight’s community meeting will outline what’s on offer from the TII and from there they will decide what , if any action they may now take.

  • A public meeting will take place this evening (Friday) in Breaffy to look at the options that TII (Transport Infrastructure Ireland) is offering the community in terms of its long campaign to have the speed limit through the village which is located along the N60, reduced from 100 to 60 km per hour.

    This evening’s meeting, being organised by the Breaffy Road Safety Group, takes place at 8pm in the hall of St John’s School.

     

    Earlier this week, Castlebar District councillors said they had exhausted all avenues open to them to impress on the TII the need to reduce the speed limit at Breaffy- the scene of many collisions and a number of fatalities, and so they said they were supporting a public protest on the road after 11.30 Mass this Sunday.

    But now it appears that the local campaign group- Breaffy  Road Safety Group, has not organised any such protest and are looking at a new offer on the table from the TII.

    Tonight’s meeting will outline what’s on offer to the community and from there they will decide what , if any action they may now take.

    John Fahy is a member of the Breaffy Road Safety Group and he told Midwest News this morning that their group had not been in contact with local councillors for some months and that the Breaffy Road Safety Group  is not planning a protest this Sunday.

  • The search will resume this week in Canada for Breaffy man, David Gavin who got into difficulties while swimming in a lake in British Colombia last June (2017).

    The 26 year old’s parents Michael and Angela, his partner Ciara O’Malley and her parents flew out to Canada yesterday, according to today’s Mayo News.

    Travelling with them was experienced diver David McGloin from Donegal, who is expected to lead a team to co-ordinate the search.

    A window of opportunity for the search is expected to appear in the coming month.

    The level of the water in Kinbasket Lake reservoir should be at its lowest, at the depth of about ten feet, at the start of May.

    David got into difficulty after jumping from a logging bridge over a river estuary that flows into Kinbasket Lake last June.

    He and some friends were en route to a football tournament in Calgary, Alberta, when they stopped off for a swim.

    The Castlebar man was living and working in Canada at the time.